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Ohio State's penalties won't be financial

Posted on: July 8, 2011 5:24 pm
 
By playing in the Sugar Bowl, Ohio State earned the Big Ten Conference $6 million as the league’s second BCS bowl team. And Ohio State and the league will keep every penny since the BCS has no power to impose any financial penalties on the Buckeyes.

“The BCS is not a governance body nor an investigative body,” BCS executive director Bill Hancock told CBSSports.com. “Policy is that the BCS group would act only at the conclusion of the NCAA process, and only if the NCAA returns findings.”

On Friday, Ohio State vacated all of its 2010 victories, including the 31-26 win against Arkansas, and put itself on two years probation. Jim Tressel, who covered up and lied about multiple NCAA violations, left the school on May 30. A handful of players have been suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season (but were allowed by the NCAA to play in the Sugar Bowl).

Ohio State will go before the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions next month. Further penalties are possible – just not financial ones.

The NCAA Committee on Infractions cannot withhold bowl money from a football program for committing major NCAA violations.

"The key here is unlike NCAA championships, where if you have to vacate a Final Four [appearance], the Committee on Infractions and NCAA can mandate that you as an institution return monies to the NCAA,” said Joe D’Antonio, the Big East’s senior associate commissioner for compliance. “The BCS is not controlled by the NCAA. Consequently the Committee on Infractions cannot impose those types of [financial] penalties.”



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Since: Mar 23, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2011 8:07 pm
 

Ohio State's penalties won't be financial

Posted on: July 9, 2011 1:45 pmScore: 106 
Ohio State's penalties won't be financial. They have already suffered financially. They've lost their HOF coach and odds are NCAA penalties or not, won't be going to a BCS bowl game at least this year. That's going to cost them millions. Unless OSU decides to bring in a  big-time name coach(Gruden, Meyer), they'll more than likely come back to the pack and will be a lower tier bowl team. Millions will be lost.

HOF coach?  HOF cheater!  Tressesl ran a dirty program plain and simple. 


Suffered financially?  I suppose you support bank robbers keeping the loot too.  The gains were ill-gotten!  Yes  a lot of money is lost but what about the big ten teams who lose a respectable opponent?  What about Arkanss in the Sugar Bowl?  What about the integrity of college football?  Everyone loses not just OSU.   Tha whole deal last winter allowing those five to play was a raw deal.  The problem was that OSU should have never been in that bowl.  It was a bad situation.  OSU should go to it's doghouse with it's collective tail between it's legs and accept the fact that whining isn't going to make it go away.  Tressel lied and made it worse....whining isn't going to make it better.   Better to just rip the band aid off and get it over with....there will be a blood letting but in the long run OSU and college football will be better for it.




Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2011 5:07 pm
 

Ohio State's penalties won't be financial

Here is another terrible article by a CBS so-called sportswriter. What do you biased writers want? Should Ohio State just dismantle their football program for what the players did? We could all agree to disagree that players deserve some kind of financial benefit for all the money they bring to the schools. Sure, they get a free education but a little help with expense money would help. Yes, it's a fact Tressel covered it up and I for one thought he should have been canned imediately. But he is gone and Pryor is gone. Four players are suspended five games per the NCAA ruling. Now, Ohio State adds two years probation, more compliance people on trips, withholding gold pants etc... until AFTER the player leaves school. What else? Go bark up someone else's tree and let the NCAA handle the rest of this. There are LSU's and Oregon's and California's out there that could be fresh meat for you writers. Or maybe Ohio State is more popular for you sharks. Go fish somewhere else for a while and let Coach Fickell have a rest.



Since: Nov 29, 2009
Posted on: July 9, 2011 3:46 pm
 

Ohio State's penalties won't be financial

The NCAA gets nothing from bowl games, not a dime.




Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: July 9, 2011 2:46 pm
 

Ohio State's penalties won't be financial

Brett McMurphy do you research anything before you write and article?  The NCAA allowed the players to play in the bowl game because it meant more revenue for the NCAA.  The NCAA is guilty of this infraction not the University.  The new era of irresponsible journalism is alive and well with Brett McMurphy. 



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2011 1:45 pm
 

Ohio State's penalties won't be financial

By playing in the Sugar Bowl, Ohio State earned the Big Ten Conference $6 million as the league’s second BCS bowl team. And Ohio State and the league will keep every penny since the BCS has no power to impose any financial penalties on the Buckeyes.

“The BCS is not a governance body nor an investigative body,” BCS executive director Bill Hancock told CBSSports.com. “Policy is that the BCS group would act only at the conclusion of the NCAA process, and only if the NCAA returns findings.”

On Friday, Ohio State vacated all of its 2010 victories, including the 31-26 win against Arkansas, and put itself on two years probation. Jim Tressel, who covered up and lied about multiple NCAA violations, left the school on May 30. A handful of players have been suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season (but were allowed by the NCAA to play in the Sugar Bowl).

Ohio State will go before the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions next month. Further penalties are possible – just not financial ones.

The NCAA Committee on Infractions cannot withhold bowl money from a football program for committing major NCAA violations.

"The key here is unlike NCAA championships, where if you have to vacate a Final Four [appearance], the Committee on Infractions and NCAA can mandate that you as an institution return monies to the NCAA,” said Joe D’Antonio, the Big East’s senior associate commissioner for compliance. “The BCS is not controlled by the NCAA. Consequently the Committee on Infractions cannot impose those types of [financial] penalties.”

 
They have already suffered financially. They've lost their HOF coach and odds are NCAA penalties or not, won't be going to a BCS bowl game at least this year. That's going to cost them millions. Unless OSU decides to bring in a  big-time name coach(Gruden, Meyer), they'll more than likely come back to the pack and will be a lower tier bowl team. Millions will be lost.



Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2011 8:26 am
 

Ohio State's penalties won't be financial

OSU did what every other school does. It assessed what it could likely take as the minimum that would be acceptable to the NCAA Infractions Committee. By going in with a "Yes, we screwed up" followed with non-trivial self-imposed sanctions, the NCAA Infractions Committee will likely give them point for sincerity, which is huge to them. OSU will probably get an additional year of probation and maybe a loss of scholarships or bowls too, but only the added year is likely.



Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2011 8:24 am
 

Ohio State's penalties won't be financial

I real messed up thing about this situation, is all the players being punished for doing the right thing.

How many of those other kids knew what was going down and kept their mouths shut? Just asking. 



Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: July 8, 2011 11:27 pm
 

Ohio State's penalties won't be financial

Ohio State played with ineligible that they lied about.  Ohio State lied about investigating the ineligible players.  If Ohio State thinks that by admitting guilt now they can reduce their penalties, they must have a reasonable basis to conclude that the NCAA will give them a light sentence, definitely lighter than the penalties inflicted upon USC.  After all, that was one football player at USC.  This was a systemic disregard for NCAA rules that required Institutional Cooperation in order to carry out its fraud.  After all, it was the compliance department at Ohio State that lied about investigating Pryor and the Tattoo Players.




Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2011 11:19 pm
 

Ohio State's penalties won't be financial

What a shock. Ohio State won't give themselves a real punishment.



Since: May 6, 2011
Posted on: July 8, 2011 8:15 pm
 

Ohio State's penalties won't be financial

I real messed up thing about this situation, is all the players being punished for doing the right thing.


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